ELCA Shared Resources News http://elca.feautor.org/en/homepage/indexRSS Our Story, God's Story: An Adventure in Prayer http://www.feautor.org/id/13273624419 A four-day vacation Bible school program that integrates "story-linking" and prayer practices. This program is easily adapted to small congregations with a wide range of ages. 2012-01-23T23:47:21Z Storyline Storylinking Learning Unit Idea http://www.feautor.org/id/13273320320 A learning unit idea for preteens and high school youth. Using Anne Streaty Wimberly's Storylinking method learners will gain a ‘big‐picture’ understanding of the New Testament Storyline and relate God’s Story to their Story. 2012-01-23T15:20:32Z Policy for the Protection of Children http://www.feautor.org/id/13239624698 Parma Lutheran Church’s purpose for establishing this Policy for the Protection of Children, accompanying procedures, and behavior standards is to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all our children and youth. 2011-12-15T15:21:09Z Singing the Gospel of Mark http://www.feautor.org/id/13194838829 Music often tells stories that words along can't. Drawing upon hymns from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, one can sing the entire Gospel of Mark in 30 minutes. If you want to increase the impact of this experience, add another 30 minutes and read each of the portions of Mark, and then sing the hymns. 2011-10-24T19:18:02Z Too Many Shepherds http://www.feautor.org/id/13141035805 A Christmas Skit that can be easily reproduced using a wide range of ages and abilities. Every congregation that has used this skit has loved it! 2011-08-23T12:46:20Z Spiritual Formation Weblog for 24/7/365 Adults http://www.feautor.org/id/13118007608 When we talk about growing in our faith and spending time in the word and with each other in Bible Study and worship and prayer and just sharing God stuff going on in our lives, many of us cringe at the thought – first and foremost because we don’t have time! When we have our own busy schedules piled on top with the schedules of our families – kids, spouses, friends – it’s a wonder sometimes that we even have time to sleep at night. The truth is, we yearn for meaning because we often struggle to connect our faith and what goes on in the world around us. When we try so hard to live a God-worthy life, to be a follower of Christ who shares God’s love and blessing, but then we go out into the world and the experiences we encounter don’t match up with what we hear in worship or read in the Bible, the gap widens between our faith and the world. When we are drawn into a relationship with the biblical text, our reflection on the text allows us to see God at work in our own lives. We call those “God Sightings.” When we dwell in the word and help each other to name and claim our own God sightings, we bridge the gap between faith and experience. The living Word then brings purpose to our lives, deepens our faith and compels us to continue to be followers of Christ who share God’s love and blessings. So here’s an opportunity to go online and spend as much or as little time as you have to engage in faith matters. To draw near to God and each other – yes, community can be built on the internet! So surf around the site and use the tools to help you deepen your faith and relationship with God. Come, be still and……. let God surprise you! http://bestillandblog.wordpress.com/ 2011-07-27T21:06:00Z Starting a Church Facebook Page http://www.feautor.org/id/13101303165 This is an exploration of the usefulness of Facebook for a particular context, a small rural church in Upstate NY. The page can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Milton-Marlboro-United-Methodist-Church/226271034060400 2011-07-08T13:05:16Z Homework RAP http://www.feautor.org/id/13091313248 RAP, Redeemer After-school Program, video highlight reel for the Redeemer Center For Life, affiliated non-profit arm of Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis, MN. 2011-06-26T23:35:24Z Blessing of a Business Space http://www.feautor.org/id/13026063846 An Order of Service for the dedication of a business space - in this case a rehab center - to the glory of God and the care of God's people ... developed from the LBW Occasional Services Book 2011-04-12T11:06:24Z Theological Bible Study on the Gospel of John: The importance of witnesses. http://www.feautor.org/id/12968546234 A Bible Study based on the Gospel of John that looks at those who witnessed the events and life of Jesus Christ. What did it mean to witness then and what does that mean for Christians today? The Bible Study consists of seven lessons, each started with a Lectio Divina prayer for the sake of establishing a Christ-centered, open, friendly, and productive learning space. Texts and questions are provided to guide the discussion. 2011-02-04T16:23:43Z